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Re: first-page-number silently ignored sometimes

From: Nikolai Hedler
Subject: Re: first-page-number silently ignored sometimes
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2022 21:35:21 -0400

Putting the function inside a bookpart's paper block causes it to have no

- Nikolai

On Wed, Sep 7, 2022, 19:34 Jean Abou Samra <jean@abou-samra.fr> wrote:

> Le 08/09/2022 à 01:31, Nikolai Hedler a écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > When attempting to determine the correct usage of "first-page-number" in
> a
> > (fairly complex) project, I first found that it did nothing at all - even
> > with absurd inputs (e.g. first-page-number = asdf) it changed nothing and
> > the compiler carried on silently - no errors, warnings, or other
> > indications of mistakes. I was able to figure out how to use it correctly
> > (although the documentation is slightly sparse), but I think there should
> > be some sort of notification when a function is misplaced or otherwise
> > ignored.
> Do you have an example?
> There are lots and lots of ways in which you can do things that
> don't really make sense, including things that don't make sense
> with vanilla LilyPond but start to make sense if you put some Scheme
> code to support them, so such a warning is not feasible in general,
> although it can be possible in some specific instances.

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